Infection Control Crossword Puzzle
Type
Crossword
Description

Should be trimmed and clean at all times
This level of precautions relates to all aspects of resident care
These precautions include gowns, gloves, masks, sometimes eyewear
PPE to remove first
The pathogen against which alcohol hand sanitizer is ineffective
The number one intervention to break the chain of infection
You should wash your hands for at least this many seconds
Hepatitis B & C and HIV are spread by this
Extremely small drops of liquid, such as occurs with a sneeze. Can carry infectious organisms
The separation of infected persons from others
Type of disease which can be carried on very small droplets or dust particles that float in the air (Chickenpox, measles, TB)
Type of precaution to use for pathogens can be transferred by direct contact (hand or skin-to-skin) or indirect contact (touching surfaces or items in room)
Residents with _________ are more likely to get UTI
You should perform hand ____________ between care of every resident
_______ care at least twice a day reduces the risk of a resident developing pneumonia
The name of the virus that causes respiratory infections typically between the months of October and April. Have you taken the vaccine against it this year?
After washing hands, turn off the faucet with a _________ paper towel.
Wash your hands immediately after removing ___________
What is a common bacteria that is antibiotic resistant?
Hands must be ___________ if they are visibly soiled, or if there has been contact with blood or body fluids
Most health-care-associated infections are transmitted to patients by _________
The overuse and misuse of antibiotics causes antibiotic _________________.
Who is responsible for cleanliness within the workplace?
____________ is your body’s first line of defense against infection
Be sure reusable equipment is ____________ before you use it on another patient
Never ______ needles after use.

Infection Control Crossword

Infection Control Crossword
Type
Crossword
Description

Most important defense against the spread of infection.
When moving from dirty to _____ hand hygiene must be performed
Urine testing should only be done when there are 3 of these without catheter, 2 with catheter
Linen, clothing, and food must be ____ when traveling through the halls.
_____ should be encouraged to wash their hands before meals, after toileting, after blowing nose, etc.
Staff with ____ must be off work for 24 hours after last episode.
Staff with stomach symptoms must be off work for 48 ____ after last episode
When serving food, edges of plates, rims of cups/bowls, ends of silverware must not be _____.
Linen should not be ___ against uniform.
Residents with stomach symptoms and/or fever are kept in their room on _____ until cleared to leave.
Alcohol gel is not useful in killing this infection.
Hand Hygiene must be performed frequently and ____ throughout the day.
Staff wear food handler gloves when ____ bread/toast, raw fruit,
Eye dropper tips should never touch the ___.
Dirty linen and laundry should be ______ in the room.
PPE is Personal ______ Equipment.
PPE includes Gowns, Masks, and _____.
Life Enrichment staff ______ items such as bingo chips and tables after each activity.
Blood borne ______ are a group on infections that are carried & transmitted within blood & body fluids.
Linen closet doors must be kept _____ to decrease potential contamination.
Food must be _____ to 40 degrees to prevent bacteria growth
Food being ______ must be maintained at 135 degrees.
Sharps _______ must be reported for workers compensation and infection tracking purposes.
Proper hand hygiene requires at least 20 _____ of washing.
Glucometers should be cleaned after each ___.
Any surface that is touched could potentially be covered with ____.
Lifts should be wiped with a bleach _____ after each resident.
Infectious medical waste should be discarded in ____ bags
The blood spill kits are located in the 200 ____ dirty utility room
The term do we use for everyday practice to prevent spread of infection is ________ precautions
Which of the top 3 blood borne pathogens can you be vaccinated against?

Standard Precautions Crossword

Standard Precautions Crossword
Type
Crossword
Description

Practice hand hygiene whenever gloves are _____.
Natural nail tips should be kept less than 1/4 ____ long.
Use of gloves reduces the risk of ____ of health-care workers hands with blood and other body fluids
When using an alcohol-based hand rub hands should be rubbed together, covering all surfaces, until the hands are ____.
Never wear the same pair of gloves for the care of more than ____ patient /resident.
Standard precautions and transmission based precautions are designed to prevent the ____ of infectious microorganisms.
Your patient has vomited; you should don a ___________ and gloves per Standard Precautions.
Cleaning your hands before touching a patient/ resident protects the patient/resident against harmful ____ carried on your hands.
A patient/ resident with influenza would require ____ precautions .
When hands are visibly dirty, wash hands with soap and water for at least ____ seconds.
Hand ____ is the undisputed single most effective infection control measure in prevention of HAI's.
____ nails are not allowed to be worn as they increase the risk to harbor gram-negative pathogens.
Cleaning your hands after touching a patient/ resident and his/her immediate surroundings when leaving the patient/resident's side protects yourself and the health care ____ from harmful germs.
Change gloves during patient resident care if moving from a contaminated body site to a ____ body site.
This type of precaution is applied to all patient/ residents.
These do not replace the need for hand hygiene

Infection Control Week Fun! Crossword

Infection Control Week Fun! Crossword
Type
Crossword
Description

A resident that is coughing should be given a
Every body fluid should be considered as a potential for
Which type of isolation precautions would be appropriate for a resident with MRSA
Antibiotics are effective against bacteria but are not effective for
The are items worn by staff to protect from the spread of infection
The single most effective way to prevent the spread of infection
what is another way to say hand hygiene (especially when water is used)
physically separating infected individuals from uninfected is called this
IPAC stands for infection prevention and __________
ABHR stands for alcohol based _________ __________
when there are several people infected with the same germ, it could be an
What does TB stand for
ARO stands for antibiotic _______ __________

CNA Units 1-5 Crossword

CNA Units 1-5 Crossword
Type
Crossword
Description

The single most important measure in infection prevention and control is ___________.
Infection control precautions that are to be used for the care of EVERYONE are called __________.
The misappropriation of resident property or taking unfair advantage of the resident's physical or financial resources is called ___________.
Pathogens can be transmitted by _____________ given off by coughing, sneezing or talking.
Federal Nursing Home Reform Act, or _____________, became law in 1987.
70% of all communications is __________________.
An infection acquired within a facility is called a hospital acquired infection (HAI) or ____________________ infection.
________________-control practices help reduce the number of disease-producing microorganisms and hinder their transfer from one person to another.
Microorganisms that cause disease are called ______________.
If an infection is spread by touching the source of infection then touching a susceptible body location, it is spread by _________________________.
Gloves, mask and gowns are examples of __________________.
___________________ hierarchy of needs is one example of explaining how humans prioritize needs.
This is when an infection is picked up on an object and carried to the person
waterless hand cleaner is not to be used in _____________ preparation areas.
This is the failure to use the care that a reasonable, prudent and careful person (CNA) would use in a similar situation.
Human pathogens thrive at _____________ temperature.
What do you wear if you might have contact with blood, body fluids, broken skin or mucous membranes?
An act, or failure to act, that intentionally or recklessly causes harm, or is likely to cause harm to a resident.

New Hire Infection Control Crossword

New Hire Infection Control Crossword
Type
Crossword
Description

Who is responsible for preventing Hospital Associated infections?
The most important intervention to prevent hospital associated infections is
All _____________ , no mater where they come from, should be considered contaimated
Gloves, gowns, face shields or masks, eye protection, surgical caps, and shoe covers are all examples of
When should you wash your hands after removing gloves?
Isolation gowns should be removed _________ leaving the patient care area
Always wash hands ___________ glove removal
Type of infection spread by contact with patient or items and surfaces in the patients environment
Type of isolotation spread by oral/nasal secretations
Type of infection spread by airborne particles from oral/nasal secreations that float on air currents
Alcohol based hand sanitizers are acceptable in many clinical situations except for after providing care to a patient with C.
Gloves should not be worn in a ______________ unless you are carring something soiled or dirty to another location
When removing a gown, rip/pull if from your body being sure not to _______________________ your clothing

Infection Prevention and Control Fun! Crossword

Infection Prevention and Control Fun! Crossword
Type
Crossword
Description

Never________ needles after use.
Who is responsible for cleanliness within the workplace?
These should be trimmed and clean at all times.
This level of precautions relates to all aspects of patient care.
The name of the virus that causes respiratory infections typically between the months of October and April. Have you taken the vaccine against it this year?
Wash your hands immediately after removing ___________.
What is a common bacteria that is antibiotic resistant?
The overuse and misuse of antibiotics causes antibiotic _______.
______ is your body's first line of defense against infection.
Most health-care associated infections are transmitted to patients by _____.
The number one intervention to break the chain of infection.
The separation of infected persons from others.
Who has the best infection prevention and control program?

Infection Prevention and Control Word Search

Infection Prevention and Control Word Search
Type
Word Search
Description

airborne precautions
Standard Precautions
contact precautions
alcohol-based rub
fifteen seconds
hand hygiene
pathogens
isolation
infection
bacteria
sterile
viruses
asepsis
gloves
gown
mask
PPE

Infection Control Crossword

Infection Control Crossword
Type
Crossword
Description

What is the name of the infection control nurse at NHOH?
These are items worn to protect employees from blood borne exposures
A patient that is coughing should be given a
The single most effective way to reduce the spread of infection and disease
Type of isolation required for patients that have symptoms concerning for Tuberculosis
This type of isolation is appropriate for a patient with infectious MRSA .
Every body fluid must be considered a potential for
Antibiotics are effective against bacteria but not
the quality of being unaffected by a disease
microorganisms capable of producing disease
Bacteria, viruses, fungi and protozoa
To live anerobic organisms do not need

HAND HYGIENE Crossword

HAND HYGIENE Crossword
Type
Crossword
Description

I WASH MY HANDS TO PREVENT THE SPREAD OF______________.
___________SHOULD BE USED TO TURN THE TAP OFF AFTER WASHING MY HANDS.
I SHOULD WASH MY HANDS FOR AT LEAST__________SECONDS.
WHEN WASHING HANDS, _________ FRONT,BACK, BETWEEN FINGERS, AND WRISTS.
I SHOULD WASH MY HANDS AFTER REMOVING MY_________.
THE MOST EFFECTIVE THING I CAN DO TO PREVENT SPREADING GERMS IS___________.
I SHOULD USE_____ ____ _______WHEN MY HANDS ARE GROSSLY CONTAMINATED.
FOAM HAND SANITIZER SHOULD NOT BE USED IF HANDS ARE VISIBLY________.
HAND WASHING SHOULD BE DONE BEFORE PATIENT_________.
HAND WASHING SHOULD BE DONE_________CONTACT WITH PATIENT'S GOWN.
WHEN USING FOAM HAND SANITIZER, RUB HANDS TILL_______.
______YOUR HANDS AND THEN APPLY SOAP WHEN WASHING YOUR HANDS.
USE A PAPER TOWEL TO_________THE DOOR.

Bloodborne Pathogens Crossword

Bloodborne Pathogens Crossword
Type
Crossword
Description

They are transmitted through blood or body fluid
Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome
PPE required for performing any first aid
The thickening of blood
Vampire food
A serious liver disease that can be prevented with a vaccine
Causes AIDS
An infection that attacks the liver but may have no symptoms
Another word for needles
Sharp metal objects that can transport disease
Blood, saliva, etc.
Waste that poses an environmental danger due to its biological risk
The action of stopping something from happening
An approach to infection control to treat all human blodd and body fluids as if they were known to be infectious
Help given to a sick or injured person until full medical treatment is available
Equipment designed to protect the wearer's body from injury or infection
Instruments used to administer medication into veins
The state of being exposed to contact with something
AIDS, HIV, Hepatitis C, etc.
The action or state of making or being made impure by polluting or poisoning